Surname statistics for Pell

There are approximately 3,383 people named Pell in the UK. That makes it the 2,979th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 54 are named Pell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33832979N/A54
United Kingdom (1881 census)168125710.00656
Change since 1881+1702-408-0.001-2
Other Countries
United States43297116N/A16


People with the surname Pell are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Halstead Resident's Assocation.

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Top male forenames

Richard Pell
John Pell
David Pell
Andrew Pell
Christopher Pell
Michael Pell
Steven Pell
Jason Pell
Simon Pell
Anthony Pell
Geoffrey Pell
Graham Pell
Robert Pell
Joseph Pell
Philip Pell
Gordon Pell
Stephen Pell
Darren Pell
Douglas Pell
Dennis Pell

Top female forenames

Barbara Pell
Caroline Pell
Louise Pell
Janet Pell
Victoria Pell
Ruth Pell
Rebecca Pell
Margaret Pell
Julie Pell
Jacqueline Pell
Elizabeth Pell
Dorothy Pell
Helen Pell
Vesna Pell
Tania Pell
Stacey Pell
Sarah Pell
Carol Pell
Rita Pell
Cheryl Pell


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.